September 17, 2014
Macri vows to remove export tax duties, lower inflation if elected president
The mayor of Buenos Aires city vowed to lower inflation rates and to “remove export tax duties” and “any impediment to export” if he is elected president in 2015 elections. “We need to recover stability and predictability of the rules of the games,” he said.
Speaking at a conference held by the Argentine CAME medium-sized business organization, an event where other six presidential pre-candidates have been invited, Macri ratified his concerns about the federal government’s economic policies.
The head of PRO party said he seeks to “remove all export tax duties, to reduce soybeans deductions five points per year” and to lower inflation rates “within 2 to 3 years” if elected president.
Macri stated that inflation "will not be an issue" in his government and he described it as an “perverse tax.”
Macri also spoke against import restrictions: "This cannot go on. The rules of the game cannot continue to be altered, because the small (businessmen) like you are always the ones to suffer,” he said before an audience of small and medium-size entrepreneurs.
He urged business leaders to seek “the change Argentina needs” and promised a “growth leap” if elected. “It is time that Argentineans showed the world what we are capable of,” the mayor said.